Sarah and Frank planned to remodel the small, eat-in kitchen when they bought their 1920s Dutch Colonial on Seattle's Queen Anne Hill. It was their contractor's idea, however, to take over an attached back deck. This allowed them to add a lounge area, with couches and shelves for cookbooks, and French doors leading to the backyard. "Now we pretty much live in here," says Sarah. The well-equipped kitchen has become the focal point of their home and a favorite hangout for guests.